Replacing your missing teeth with dentures can be an incredible relief — unless they do not fit properly. How can you smile comfortably when your dentures may not reliably stay in your mouth? Fortunately, you don’t have to live with those loose dentures. By working with your dentist, you can achieve a comfortable smile that fits securely. There are a number of ways your dentist can help you with ill-fitting dentures.
Why Do Dentures Become Loose?
The first step to solving your loose denture problem is determining the cause. There are several reasons why your dentures might not fit properly, or why they may eventually stop fitting properly. Some of the most common reasons include:
When you have missing teeth, the stimulation needed to continue bone growth in your jaw is lost. As bone loss continues to occur, it can change the shape of your mouth, which can lead to your dentures becoming loose.
Your gums become more susceptible to infection when you don’t have teeth. If gum disease occurs, it can cause your gums to shrink, which will in turn lead to loose dentures.
The Aging Process
The older we become, the more likely it is that our mouths change shape due to bone loss and shrinking gums. This can reduce the amount of support your dentures have and cause them to become loose.
Another common reason why your gums might shrink is a smoking habit. If you want to avoid this issue, your best bet is to quit.
How to Address Loose Dentures
Regardless of the reason why your dentures have become loose, you can address the issue to regain confidence in your smile. Some of the best ways to do that include:
Try a Better Adhesive
Traditional dentures can be held in place with the help of a denture adhesive. Sometimes, the easiest solution to loose-fitting dentures is to find an adhesive that’s stronger. Speak with your dentist to find the optimal product for you.
Get Implant-Supported Dentures
You can get an unmatched level of support for your smile with the help of implant-supported dentures. A few well-placed mini dental implants are fused to your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. A denture is then fixed onto them, and you’ll never have to worry about a loose fit again.
Get Full-Mouth Dental Implants
A loose fit isn’t the only issue you might have with your dentures. You may not wish to continue using dentures at all. If you want a completely different option, you can opt for full-mouth dental implants. This tooth replacement option is not only far stronger than dentures, but it’s also a lot more natural-looking.
Having Issues with Loose Dentures?
Diana Rodriguez & Associates can work with you to find the perfect solution. With hundreds of 5-star patient reviews, you can rest assured that you and your new smile are in good hands. Contact us today for your free consultation.